Animal Species:Australian Emperor

The Australian Emperor is a large, common, pale brown to yellow dragonfly with dark brown mottling and clear wings.

Standard Common Name

Australian Emperor

Size range

10 cm - 11 cm

Distribution

The Australian Emperor is found throughout Australia and the South Pacific.

Habitat

The Australian Emperor lives in urban areas, fresh water, forests, heath.

Other behaviours and adaptations

The larvae of the Australian Emperor are usually found on water plants and are active predators that stalk prey and grow quickly.

Classification

Species:
papuensis
Genus:
Hemianax
Family:
Aeshnidae
Superfamily:
Aeshnoidea
Suborder:
Epiproctophora
Order:
Odonata
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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